10 Simple Ways to Raise Your Level of Conscious Awareness January 31, 2013 by @dieselpokers What does it mean to become more conscious? It is the progressive realization of conscious mastery over your mind. The challenge is that it takes consciousness to grow consciousness. Awareness begins with acceptance. 1. Truth raises your consciousness. First, accept the truth. Secondly, speak the truth. The more you’re able to accept and speak the truth, the more conscious you become. Yes, there may be consequences when you switch from lies and half-truths to the full truth, but highly conscious people know that crossing that bridge is well worth the effect. 2. Courage raises your consciousness. Courage is the gatekeeper between unconscious growth and conscious growth. A powerful guiding principle to adopt is, “Whatever I fear, I must face.” 3. Compassion raises your consciousness. A great way to become more conscious is to search for signs of unconscious cruelty and disconnection in your life. 4. Desire raises your consciousness. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. via
8 Easy Bodily Actions That Transform Mental Performance Jump for joy, confuse for creativity, relax for better decisions, open up for pain tolerance and more… People tend to assume that body language just expresses how we feel inside. But it also works the other way: how we hold our bodies affects how we feel and think in all sorts of fascinating ways. One of the early studies found that people who put pens in their mouths in such a way that it activates the muscles responsible for smiling, actually experienced more pleasure. In the past few years the study of how bodily posture affects the mind has exploded. Here are 8 of the latest psychological studies on what psychologists call ‘embodied cognition’, or the intimate ways in which body feeds back to mind. 1. Feeling powerful can be useful but too much power can have a weird effect on decision-making. If you just want your decisions confirmed, then a feeling of power is good. 2. There’s little doubt that people tend to associated lower voices with more power. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. → Want more?
Five ‘Get Out of Your Own Way’ Leadership Skills from Aikido I think there are a few things in Aikido that are important to remember: 1) for every tenkan there is an irimi: Aikido is known, superficially, primarily for it's turning nature. however, for most techniques there is an entering and a turning version. While it is tempting to think of every interaction as a harmonious blending, there are times when you must enter straight into your partner. This too is harmonious but requires commitment. 2) The easy part, sometimes, is to empathize with your partner. You also have to have a firm understanding of what and who you are. 3) Falling and failure are just as important as throwing and victory. thanks for sharing.
How to Let Go of Anger and Embrace Forgiveness 19EmailShare This sixth article in the series comes from my friend Lynn from Back to the Garden. Lynn is a certified health and nutrition coach as well as a photographer that aims to see the good in everyone. Forgiveness = Compassion “The issue is not whether others see or care. The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie is one of my favorite meditation books. Isn’t it interesting how the Universe gives us exactly what we need when we need it? I’ve had a tendency to overstay in relationships when I know the relationship is no longer a positive force in my life. In this situation I found myself focusing on how the other person had hurt me and feeling angry for being treated with disrespect. But, when I took my focus off the other person and looked for the real source of my anger, it wasn’t so much that I was angry at the other person, I was angry at myself for not taking action sooner and asserting my thoughts, opinions, values and beliefs. Move forward with deliberation It is painful.
How to Remove Blocked Energy and Open Your Pathway for Forgiveness 35EmailShare I am so happy to be bringing you this series on forgiveness. I hope you are finding tons of value in it. The third article in the 7 part series, comes from my friend Justin Mazza. Justin is a personal growth blogger at Mazzastick from Mazzastick. Forgiveness = Energy How to Remove Blocked Energy and Open Your Pathway for Forgiveness Forgiveness is the releasing of the resistance of holding yourself apart of who you really are. This is known as an energetic block. So basically, when you are not forgiving, it would be like turning off the water supply to a garden hose. Why forgive in the first place When we hold onto anger we ultimately will experience negative emotion. All emotional pain is a resistance to the natural self. The reason many of us choose to not forgive is because of the belief systems we carry about forgiveness. Perhaps you have a belief that says, “If I forgive them they will just do it again.” What is the theme of your life How to open your internal energetic flow
4 Steps to Forgiving and Reopening Your Intuitive Channels to Greatness EmailShare This is the fourth article in my 7 part series on forgiveness. This one comes from Angela Artemis from Powered by Intuition. Angela is a psychic medium, intuition coach and author of several books about intuition. Forgiveness = Openness “I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. When you don’t forgive someone you are still “attached” to the person emotionally. You may think you’ve moved on but you would be wrong. When I was a kid I would pretend the people who hurt me didn’t exist. The way I could tell I hadn’t forgiven was that just hearing something about the person made my “stomach drop out.” I was drawn to learn everything I could about intuition because my own eluded me for many years. I came to realize that the reason I had so much trouble hearing my intuition was because I had been so unforgiving. Emotional disturbances block the flow of your intuition. The only way to open those channels is let go and forgive and forget. 1.
How Negative Energy Affects Your Life and How to Clear It You know that like attracts like, right? So here's the deal: Positive people are drawn to positive energy; negative people are drawn to negative energy. We tend to perceive negative energy as something other people have. Sure, sometimes we feel negative – as in, “go away and leave me alone, world!” but did you know that negativity can be so ingrained in you that it goes unnoticed? That's because negativity sometimes wears a disguise called ‘reality'. You may assume that positive people are not being realistic – that they're being naive, that they are in denial with their heads stuck in the sand, that they put on fake smiles in the face of difficulty and so forth. Consider this: since when does ‘being realistic' necessarily mean that things will go wrong and that you have to accept that as the truth? That doesn't mean that being realistic is automatically negative. Here's a quick quiz to gauge the level of negative energy within you: - Do you complain? Nobody likes to hear that. 2. 3.
Quicklyst - take better notes. Academic Resource Center | Note-Taking Skills Seth Clabough, ARC Director Hello and welcome to the Academic Resource Center. Our mission here at the ARC is to support continued academic growth and effective learning among all Sweet Briar students. We are not just a writing center — whether you want someone to work with you on structuring your study time, assist you with a current project, help you get comfortable with some of the innovative classroom technologies, or even mentor you through the demands of a rigorous academic schedule, the ARC can help. We offer peer tutoring in writing, reading, study skills, ePortfolio/Digication, and time and stress management. We look forward to working with you. All best, Dr. ARC Director Asst. Our Team Dr. Location The ARC is located on the "garden level" (ground, or lower level) of the chapel.
Collective consciousness Collective conscious or collective conscience (French: conscience collective) is the set of shared beliefs, ideas and moral attitudes which operate as a unifying force within society. The term was introduced by the French sociologist Émile Durkheim in his Division of Labour in Society in 1893. The French word conscience can be translated into English as "conscious" or "conscience" (conscience morale), or even "perception" or "awareness", and commentators and translators of Durkheim disagree on which is most appropriate, or whether the translation should depend on the context. Some prefer to treat the word 'conscience' as an untranslatable foreign word or technical term, without its normal English meaning. In general, it does not refer to the specifically moral conscience, but to a shared understanding of social norms. Collective consciousness in Durkheimian social theory Other uses of the term See also Notes References Works by Durkheim Works by others
Collective intelligence Types of collective intelligence Collective intelligence is shared or group intelligence that emerges from the collaboration, collective efforts, and competition of many individuals and appears in consensus decision making. The term appears in sociobiology, political science and in context of mass peer review and crowdsourcing applications. It may involve consensus, social capital and formalisms such as voting systems, social media and other means of quantifying mass activity. Collective IQ is a measure of collective intelligence, although it is often used interchangeably with the term collective intelligence. Collective intelligence strongly contributes to the shift of knowledge and power from the individual to the collective. History Dimensions Howard Bloom has discussed mass behavior—collective behavior from the level of quarks to the level of bacterial, plant, animal, and human societies. Openness Peering Sharing Acting Globally Examples Mathematical techniques